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Book Bits: 'Go Set a Watchman' cover, Kazuo Ishiguro, T.C. Boyle

In 4 ways to avoid screenplayizing your novel, Nathan Bransford reminds us of a problem many writers have: they’ve seen so many movies and TV shows, they often write short story and novel scenes the way the story would look on the screen. 898 more words

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Book Bits: Steve Jobs, Ann Romney, 'Ms. Rapscott's Girls,' Louise Erdrich

There are days–and this is one of them–when I see headlines I’d rather not see while searching for book news to include here. One of them is… 768 more words

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Book Bits: Children's Book Week, 'Barefoot Dogs,' James Patterson, 'American Sniper'

All 50 states have scheduled events for Children’s Book Week between May 4 and 10. according to the event’s website, “Attendees receive complimentary Children’s Book Week posters… 751 more words

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Book Bits: No more pork for Oxford, MFA-gate, Veronica Roth, Downton Abbey

Since I do not follow the guidelines of the Oxford University Press, I feel free to tell you I enjoyed a wonderful tossed salad last night with a few bacon bits on top. 679 more words

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The Dreaded Silence: How I Nearly Gave Up Writing

The Dreaded Silence: How I Nearly Gave Up Writing  (from author Barbara Rogan’s blog)

I’m delighted to welcome Jenny Elliott to In Cold Ink. Jenny is the author of SAVE ME, a delightful blend of paranormal and romance. 735 more words

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BOOK BITS: Pharrell Williams book deal, 'My Documents,' Paula Hawkins

While many of us are digging out of snow or putting up with an ice storm, some of you might be celebrating the anniversary of “Waltzing Matilda” today, written by A. 787 more words

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Review from Kirkus: 'The Children's Crusade' ... and other book news

“A young doctor buys a piece of land in a place that will later be known as Silicon Valley, building a house that will shape his family for decades…When you read Packer, you’ll know you’re in the hands of a writer who knows what she’s doing. 319 more words

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